I will make a statement right now that pretty much defines the reason this song is on the list: I love the electric guitar. Last month I was on a roll while writing this column and I included some of what I consider to be the best guitar-rock songs of all time: Television’s “Marquee Moon” [...]
Like Neil Young’s best distortion-filled rock, “Cortez the Killer” is sloppy, melodic, and beautiful.
Sometimes a song comes along that just doesn’t sound like anything else. Television‘s avant-garde tune “Marquee Moon” from the 1977 album of the same name may have inspired countless indie bands to emulate its sparse, angular style of “rocking,” but there will never be a song with this much space and interplay to contain a [...]